Ngahau e Whā

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Step into your spotlight

Applications now open for the next round of Ngahau e Whā

Applications close Sunday 9 August

Ngahau e Whā is a FREE 4-week performance programme for rangatahi Māori wanting to grow their pūkenga on stage. Get mentored by experts in drama, hip hop music, ngā mahi ā rēhia and street dance to get you ready to step into your spotlight.

If you’re rangatahi Māori living in the Waikato, this could be your golden moment. 

Ngahau e Whaa

The 4-week programme will nourish a life-long love of expression and push your abilities to shine in performance.
This programme has no cost but will require rangatahi who are committed to the full 4 weeks and willing to be guided and mentored. 

The programme is funded by Creative New Zealand and Te Puni Kōkiri and delivered by Creative Waikato.

What do I get out of the programme?

  1. Get mentored - alongside budding performers like you
  2. Get pushed - to take your talent to the next level
  3. Get performing - step into your spotlight

How do I apply?

  • Apply for one of the workshops below
  • We will then process the applications and select participants
  • You will be informed if your application has been accepted

Can I apply?

You are welcome to apply if you are…

  1. Rangatahi Māori
  2. Interested or involved in performing arts (drama, hip hop music, mau rakau, ngā mahi ā rēhia and street dance) and want to progress this further with the help of a mentor
  3. Available and committed to 4 weeks of arts workshops (Wananga dates: 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept)  
  4. Available for a final wananga and performance (13 Sept) 

Apply here

Apply for the workshops below which will be concentrated in the following areas of the Waikato:

PAEROA
Drama
mentored by Waimihi Hotere. 
Wānanga dates: 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept
APPLY for drama (Paeroa)

THAMES
Hip hop music mentored by Koma Conner
Wānanga dates: 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept
APPLY for hip hop music (Thames)

HAMILTON
Ngā mahi ā rēhia mentored by Maria Huata
Wānanga dates: 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept
APPLY for ngā mahi ā rēhia (Hamilton)

TE KAUWHATA
Drama mentored by Max and Theo Palamo
Wānanga dates: 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept
APPLY drama (Te Kauwhata)

HUNTLY 
Street dance mentored by Logan Clendon
Wānanga dates: 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sept, 12 Sept
APPLY for street dance (Huntly)

Any other pātai?